Why Do Military Leaders Dominate the Civil War Classroom?
Leave it to a thoughtful student to point out aspects of our Civil War memory that often go unacknowledged. I have no idea why this video was done, but in it Christian Patterson, who is a student in a Texas private school briefly touches on what he remembers learning about the American Civil War.
Toward the end he notes the bias in the way the war is taught compared to other wars. The salient difference for Patterson is that military leaders in other wars involving the United States are not emphasized nearly as much as figures such as Lee, Jackson, Grant and others.
Why do military leaders dominate our pre-college history classrooms?